Bridge Schools Re-Open Amid Uncertainty, Controversy
On a rainy Monday afternoon, Bridge International Academy (BIA) in Nsumbi in Wakiso district is abuzz with activity. A number of children, dressed in their light green school uniforms, playfully gait about the school compound.
Time check: 1:02pm, some children have started to run out for lunch. Going by a normal school setting, business is normal like it would be at any other school that kicked off third term on Monday, as per ministry guidelines.
But, a few days ago, their re-opening was uncertain; till court over ruled the education ministry, to have the schools temporarily re-opened until their case filed by the school over unfair closure is heard.
Daniel Opio, a manager at Bridge International Schools said that this branch, in Ganda Wakiso district and its chain of 63 other campuses countrywide, started off their their term like any other school.